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Mission & Identity

During these extraordinary days, the ministry team at Cal Lutheran has shown remarkable courage, innovation, and resilience. They are deepening connections within the Cal Lutheran community and finding new ways to serve students, especially those who are food insecure. Through the generosity of our Mission & Identity and Campus Ministry supporters, we are able to provide access to food to those who have the most need during their time here at Cal Lutheran.

By making your gift to Mission & Identity, you will be making a difference in the lives of our students and the community of Cal Lutheran!

We appreciate your support of this work on Cal Lutheran Cares Day.

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Community Cupboard

Give to Community Cupboard

The Community Cupboard fund is used to provide food support for students who are in need. Many students, challenged with paying for tuition, rent, textbooks, gas, etc., can find themselves without financial resources to pay for food. The Community Cupboard is available for these students – a variety of non-perishable items are readily available which can easily be prepared. Trader Joe’s gift cards are also available for students who have dietary restrictions and can't find what is needed in the Cupboard.

Help us Grow!

We have big plans for our Community Cupboard, and with your support, we’re confident we can make them happen!

Our Vision:

Currently, our Community Cupboard is housed in a few cabinets in our Chapel lounge. Our goal is to move our Cupboard into a larger, walk-in, petite grocery style space in one of our open offices in the Chapel. We have plans for adding perishable items, in partnership with donations from Sodexo and off campus partners, with the addition of refrigerated shelving. Lastly, we hope to make this safe space accessible 24 hours a day by secure ID-card access for the CLU Community.

Greatest Need

Give to Greatest Need

The Mission & Identity Greatest Need fund provides support to expand learning and service opportunities for the Cal Lutheran community rooted in the values of Lutheran higher education.

Milt and Debbie Valera Matching Challenge
Unlock $25,000 to the Presidential Strategic Initiatives Fund when a total of $25,000 is made to any Cares Day fund by 7 pm on Cares Day, thanks to the generosity of Milt and Debbie Valera.
$25,000 / $25,000 Raised
Community Cupboard Challenge
When 50 gifts of $50 or more are received, $3,000 will be unlocked for the Community Cupboard thanks to the generosity of Pastor Mark W. and Debbi Holmerud, Revs. Melissa ’77 and Scott ’76 Maxwell-Doherty, and Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church. Join us and help provide food resources for members of our Cal Lu Community!
Cal Lutheran Cares Around the World!
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1 CA 76
2 AZ 4
3 IL 1
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